As part of the submission process, authors are required to check off their submission's compliance with all of the following items, and submissions may be returned to authors that do not adhere to these guidelines.
The submission has not been previously published, nor is it before another journal for consideration (or an explanation has been provided in Comments to the Editor).
The submission file is in OpenOffice, Microsoft Word, or RTF document file format. However, the file could be converted to PDF when size error problem is encountered.
Where applicable, URLs for the references have been provided.
The text is double-spaced; uses a 12-point font; employs italics, rather than underlining (except with URL addresses); and all illustrations, figures, and tables are placed within the text at the appropriate points, rather than at the end.
The text adheres to the stylistic and bibliographic requirements outlined in the Author Guidelines.
The main manuscript does not contain the authors' names and institutional affiliations.
The title page containing the Title of the manuscript, Authors’ details, Abstract and Keywords has been uploaded on the portal.
The Nigerian Journal of Technological Development (NJTD) observes ethical standards for its publications to ensure high quality, public trust in scientific findings, and that credits are given to the original owners of the ideas used by authors. To this end, members of public are requested to take note of the following information:
NJTD takes exception to fabrication and falsification of data used in their works submitted to the journal. Published articles, which are later discovered to be guilty of this offence shall be retracted and such information publicised to our readership immediately.
NJTD uses an anti-plagiarism software to detect matches of the submission with the existing texts. Any submission with a similarity index greater than 20% will be returned to the corresponding author to rework before such work can be passed to peer review. However, a manuscript with a significantly high similarity index will be rejected instantly at that level.
It is unethical for authors to submit a single manuscript to different journals concurrently. Authors who desire to submit an already submitted article with another journal must forward to NJTD Managing Editor evidence of withdrawal from the first journal.
This means publishing different versions of a very similar manuscript based on the same experiment or study. It can easily result in self-plagiarism, which should be avoided by authors.
Authors are advised to ensure that all listed authors make a significant scientific contribution to the research in the manuscript before listing their names as co-authors.
NJTD endorses the policies of Committee on Publication Ethics (COPE), including those that cover overlapping publications.
Authors are encouraged to download the article processing flowchart from our homepage. The document summarises the peer review process used by NJTD. Authors should note that this process may last upto three months on the average. We therefore encourage authors to write to request for updates on the status of their article(s) only when the said period has elapsed.
Reviewers are strongly advised against showing or discussing manuscripts allocated to them with colleagues and/or the authors. This is necessary to keep the submitted document as confidential as possible. This warning also applies to invited reviewers who decline the review invitation.
Any invited referee who does not possess the required expertise or has it but will be unavailable to carry out the assignment is requested to immediately notify the Managing Editor to decline the review invitation. This is necessary to avoid any unnecessary delay in the peer review process.
It is the obligation of the authors who discover significant errors or inaccuracies in their own published work to notify the Managing Editor promptly in order to take an appropriate action in due course.
The publisher, Faculty of Engineering & Technology, University of Ilorin, is committed to ensuring that published scholarly research findings are permanently made available online as well as in print form. This would guarantee express access to them at any time.
All research articles published in the Nigerian Journal of Technological Development are fully open access. They are immediately freely available to read, download and share. Articles are published under the terms of a Creative Commons license which permits use, distribution and reproduction in any medium, provided the original work is properly cited.
The Nigerian Journal of Technological Development (NJTD) allows authors to retain the copyright of their papers, without restrictions. The authors can then grant the publisher exclusive publishing rights to publish the articles.
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